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Apr 07, 2016, 02:09 PM
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New Product

E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell


Looky here what just popped up on the site! A very long Awaited micro for most of us I'm sure!!!!!



http://www.horizonhobby.com/umx-b-25...m24x1zaz2f0mif
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Apr 07, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Key Features

Fully assembled with no building required
Advanced AS3X technology delivers smooth flight
Realistic trim scheme with decals to replicate any Doolittle Raider
Industry-leading Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX technology
Performance linear long-throw servos (installed)
Proportional 4-channel flight control including dual rudders
Removable landing gear with steerable nose wheel
Impressive surface detail, plus 3-blade propellers
Lightweight, brushed motor system that's efficient
Easy-access battery hatch fits a large 300-500mAh 1S Li-Po battery
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Requires a 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSMX/DSM2 2.4GHz technology
300-500mAh 1S 3.7V Li-Po battery
Li-po Battery Charger
Overview

In 1942, sixteen fresh B-25 aircraft and 80 eager crew members carried out one of the most daring missions of World War II: the Doolittle Raid. It was a massive effort including months of training, and the coordination of both the Army and Navy, all in complete secrecy against virtually impossible odds. The result of their commitment and triumph rewarded a nation with an incalculable level of inspiration.

The E-flite® UMX™ B-25 Mitchell is an ultra micro tribute to their heroic spirit in a model that can be flown just about anywhere. Its realistic outline boasts the muscular appearance of twin radial engines that turn three-blade propellers while critical details such as simulated gun positions and an authentic color scheme mark this model as a fitting tribute to the Doolittle Raiders. You can make your UMX B-25 even more special with the provided decals that allow you to replicate the markings of any Doolittle Raider. Proportional four-channel control includes the twin-rudders on the distinctive H-tail. The nose gear is steerable for outstanding ground handling. You can unplug all the wheels and simulate flight with the landing gear retracted. But no matter how you fly, innovative AS3X® technology makes this warbird perform as if you're at the controls of a giant scale machine that's been expertly tuned.

Advanced AS3X® Technology
The AS3X system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel ultra micro receiver is what helps give the E-flite® UMX™ B-25 Mitchell an incredibly smooth feel in the air. By combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software, the effects of wind and turbulence are countered so that your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced leaving you with natural feeling control that's precise.

Honor Your Favorite Raider
A decal sheet is provided that allows you to decorate your model so that it can replicate any of the sixteen B-25 aircraft used to carry out the Doolittle Raid.

Scale Detail
The UMX B-25 comes out of the box fully assembled with incredible detail such as scale guns, three-blade propellers and authentic colors.

4-Channel Control
The B-25 is a fully-proportional RC airplane featuring standard controls that include operational dual rudders and a steerable nose wheel.

Removable Landing Gear
You can unplug all the wheels and simulate flight with the landing gear retracted.

Li-Po Battery
The easy-access battery hatch fits a large 300-500mAh 1S Li-Po battery such as the E-flite 300mAh 1S 3.7V 25C Li-Po (EFLB3001S25) recommended.
Apr 07, 2016, 02:46 PM
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Well, I am extremely happy we have another UMX warbird, but it would have been even nicer to get a 2S brushless. Guess we can't have everything. A twin engine 1S plane…hope it flies better than the Mosquito.
Apr 07, 2016, 02:50 PM
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No videos???
Apr 07, 2016, 02:51 PM
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I'm sure BLAZE will hack this one up too! Lol
Come to think of it, I might have to as well.

At least the price point is fairly reasonable and reflects the brushed setup.
Apr 07, 2016, 03:26 PM
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Hmmm. I'm a little divided on this one. Cool that a UMX twin is out... And it's a B-25.... But at the same time this one looks pretty plain...

Maybe could have used a better paint scheme... Or maybe some clear plastic windows instead of painted windows... Not sure.
Apr 07, 2016, 03:32 PM
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I like the paint. It properly represents. An early B-25B and that's a first. I wish it had clear windows tho.
Apr 07, 2016, 03:42 PM
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Hmmm. I'm a little divided on this one. Cool that a UMX twin is out... And it's a B-25.... But at the same time this one looks pretty plain...

Maybe could have used a better paint scheme... Or maybe some clear plastic windows instead of painted windows... Not sure.
The Flyzone B-25 has 'glass' (clear plastic) windows. But, it also has a stamped wing, and no AS3X.

Also, every multi-motor UMX bird to date that I've flown (the Mossie and the B-17) were very tail heavy out of the box, and while cramming a bigger battery in the nose helps, the added weight is felt considering the power plants were pretty taxed to begin with. By going with the painted windows as they did, the battery compartment appears to have a bit more room, and can be put as far forward as possible. In this case, I'll take flight performance > looks, considering it's otherwise a very handsome bird.

Hoping bigger motors help with the CG issues as well. I think more potent brushed motros is a fair compromise between the weight/complexity/cost of brush-less, and the simplicity and economy of the previous brushed powerplants.


That said, the HH.com product page shows this as being $120, but when in my cart it lands at $130 (before shipping and tax are factored in).
Apr 07, 2016, 04:13 PM
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That said, the HH.com product page shows this as being $120, but when in my cart it lands at $130 (before shipping and tax are factored in).
Yeah same here. I think Matt said it was an error. Matt also said preordering was supposed to get you a free battery. Waiting for those kinks to get worked out before I preorder.
Apr 07, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Would love to see a video of her flying...
Apr 07, 2016, 05:45 PM
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Subscribed! I love my B-25's and I have been begging horizon since the mossy came out. So excited! I'm sure some one will do a brushless out runner mod.
Apr 07, 2016, 05:47 PM
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and already people are complaining... sad
Apr 07, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Dang it! I wish they had waited a few more weeks. I've been spending all my money on helicopters lately and funds are tight now. I'm not a warbird fan in any way but I love twins and the B-25 is a good lookin' twin so I'll have to have one. Waiting to see how the pre-order deal works out and if they're tossing in a battery to boot. A little extra icing on the cake always makes the deal just a little bit sweeter.

Joe
Apr 07, 2016, 07:22 PM
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Apr 07, 2016, 08:04 PM
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and already people are complaining... sad
As opposed to waiting for it to hit the street before complaining about items like the painted on cockpit (which I'm fine with, for the record) or lack of brush-less power (I could go either way on that, $120 for brushed or $180 for brushless twin are both products I'd support)?

With any product, it's valid to have a dissenting opinion about the direction a company takes a product before it's launched.

Plus, Flyzone announced essentially the same plane (yes, they are slightly different versions but a spades a spade), in the same scale, in what appears to be roughly the same time frame, earlyish summer 2016. Comparisons and complaints are gonna happen.

Myself, I've loved the B-25 ever since I read 30 seconds over tokyo in grade school , but ppl might also be unhappy they didn't see another plane made.

That said,, I'm surprised that HH hasn't done a DC3 yet. Seems the tail linkage and tricylce gear arrangement here is more complicated; a DC-3 would have been more straight forward (and be equally, if not more, iconic as a subject matter, IMO)

Then again, I want a UMX P-3 Orion, 737, and a 55" B-36 Peace Maker (roughly UMX scale there), but I'm weird like that.


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